Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report

Source: The Hill | May 3, 2021 | Mychael Schnell

Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney used a recent donor retreat to once again lambast former President Trump over the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot by a mob of his supporters in which she said his actions were “a line that cannot be crossed.”

She also called Trump’s repeated unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, leading to his loss in the 2020 election, a “poison.”

“We can’t embrace the notion the election is stolen. It’s a poison in the bloodstream of our democracy,” Cheney reportedly said at a retreat in Georgia on Monday for the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, according to CNN, citing two people in the room.

“We can’t whitewash what happened on January 6 or perpetuate Trump’s big lie. It is a threat to democracy. What he did on January 6 is a line that cannot be crossed,” Cheney added.

Cheney made the comments during an off-the-record interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan at the retreat, according to CNN. Ryan had also been a target of Trump’s during the 2016 election and until Ryan left Congress in 2019.

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